Sunday, 21 May 2017

09:12 – It was 62.7F (17C) when I took Colin out at about 0650 this morning, foggy and with a mist just short of a drizzle. When I looked at the thermometer an hour or so later, it’d dropped to 59F. We have cool temperatures, rain, and thunderstorms in the forecast for most of this week.

We got a lot of bottles filled yesterday, with several hundred more to fill today. With the downstairs unfinished area crammed full of furniture, books, etc., we’re short of space to put the completed bags of bottles, so they’re just sitting on the dining room table for now.

With a few exceptions, notably herbs, the stuff Barbara planted in the garden and in containers out on the deck is thriving. She did a row of turnips in the garden, which she thinned yesterday. We’re going to have lots of turnips. And Barbara has named herself “Weeding Wench”. I made no comment; having been married for 30+ years, I know better.

When she came in from the garden, she said she needed to put in trellises for some of the plants. She plans to use metal fence posts and twine. So I ordered her 1.3 miles (2 km) of twine on Amazon, which should be a lifetime supply.